Soft Tissue-Plastic Surgery

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Course Price: $3750

Deposit is $1,200 – Program is 2.5 days Long

*Attendance is Limited

This program was developed by Dr. Misch and his faculty to provide the specialist and the general dentist anopportunity that combines lecture and a hands-on opportunity. The 1 ½ days of lecture will focus on turning challenges into successful solutions for the soft tissue around teeth and dental implants.

Course Topics

  • Prosthetic Guidelines for Esthetics
  • Soft Tissue Healing
  • Gingivectomy / Crown Lengthening
  • Gingival / CT / Alloderm® Grafts
  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening
  • Root Coverage
  • Tooth vs Implant Soft Tissue
  • Keys for Soft Tissue Management
  • Soft Tissue Management Around Dental Implants
  • Soft Tissue Consideration and Timing for Surgery
  • Ridge Preservation
  • Implant Size and Position for Esthetics
  • Extraction / Immediate Implant Placement
  • N-Fit vs One Stage
  • One Stage vs Two Stage
  • Orthodontic Extrusion
  • Derma Fillers
  • Laboratories – Workshops

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the guidelines for esthetics relative to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Review the anatomy and biologic principles of soft tissue healing and suturing.
  • Describe and compare crown lengthening on natural teeth and implants for esthetics.
  • Observe crown lengthening procedures on patients in conjunction with implant insertion or uncovery.
  • Present step by step procedures required for root coverage of natural teeth.
  • Compare the techniques of keratinized tissue grafts, connective tissue grafts and freeze dried acellular dermis grafts used for root coverage.
  • Appreciate the similarity and differences in soft tissues around implants and natural teeth.
  • Apply the anatomy and biology of soft tissue to the keys for soft tissue management techniques around dental implants.
  • Learn the soft tissue timing techniques involved in the soft tissue drape around dental implants.
  • Understand the step by step techniques in ridge preservation following the extraction of natural teeth.
  • Discuss the advantages and procedures for hard and soft tissue improvement via orthodontic extrusion procedures.
  • Appreciate the implant size requirements for soft tissue esthetics.
  • Relate the position of the implant and the resultant esthetic appearance of the restoration.
  • Utilize the tooth extraction/implant placement procedure to maintain soft tissue esthetics.
  • Appreciate the difference between a 2-stage, a 1-stage, or a N-FIT concept relative to esthetic considerations.
  • Recognize and treat soft tissue complications.
  • Perform soft tissue surgical procedures including free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, and acellular dermis grafts on laboratory/ animal models.